Level and change in perceived control predict 19-year mortality: findings from the Americans' changing lives study.

@article{Infurna2013LevelAC,
  title={Level and change in perceived control predict 19-year mortality: findings from the Americans' changing lives study.},
  author={Frank J. Infurna and Nilam Ram and Denis Gerstorf},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 10},
  pages={1833-47}
}
Perceived control plays an important role for health across adulthood and old age. However, little is known about the factors that account for such associations and whether changes in control (or control trajectory) uniquely predict major health outcomes over and above mean levels of control. Using data from the nationwide Americans' Changing Lives Study (House et al., 1990; N = 2,840, M age at T2: 56.32 years, range: 28-99, 64% women), we examined the extent to which mean levels and rates of… CONTINUE READING

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